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Headache Clinics

Headache clinics can evaluate and treat cluster headaches. If your headaches become more severe and medicines aren't working, your doctor may refer you to a headache clinic for more intensive treatment.

When you are looking for the right clinic, ask a few questions about the services provided—such as what types of specialists are at the clinic—so that you can find the clinic that is best for you.

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Questions that may help you evaluate a headache clinic include:

  • How long has the clinic been operating?
  • What types of health professionals provide care?
  • What types of headache problems are treated?
  • What types of treatment are commonly used?
  • What are the clinic's success rates for treating the type of headache you have?
  • What is the clinic's philosophy of care and treatment?
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Colin Chalk, MD, CM, FRCPC - Neurology
Last Revised January 27, 2012

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: January 27, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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